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Monday, June 24, 2013

Shooting in 700 Block of 15th Street

Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 10.55.49 PM
Photo by Dave Stroup

Someone was shot A shooting victim was located at 8th & H & local resident Dave Stroup is on the scene more details as the become available.  It is unclear how the pictured motorcycle was involved, but MPD appears to be treating it as part of the crime scene.
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UPDATE
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The Washington Post, and NBC 4 are both reporting a shooting at 8th & H. There was also a police alert regarding a shooting in Rosedale. A resident emailed me saying that there was really just one shooting, and what happened was that the shooting occurred in Rosedale, and the victim was found at 8th & H (this might explain the quick clean up at 8th & H). I'm not really sure what happened, but you can read both MPD alerts after the jump.

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UPDATE
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The reader was correct. The shooting occurred in the 700 block of 15th Street, but the victim was located at 8th & H.

Here's an explantion from MPD:

On June 24, 2013 at approximately 10:20 PM, there was a shooting which occurred in the 700 block of 15th Street NE (Fifth District). The complainant sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. There was no shooting at 8th and H Street NE. The complaint was found by officers at 8th and H Street NE and transported to a local hospital for treatment. The case is currently being investigated by Detectives from the Fifth District.
The initial report appears below:

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5D Shooting, 2225 hrs, 700 blk 15th St NE, No Lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130312149

Sent on: 06/25 00:22

Sent by DC Police Alert to e-mail, pagers, cell phones....powered by Cooper Notification RSAN

11 comments:

wylie coyote said...

Maybe the headline should reading "No shooting at 8th & H Street?" since most of the article cites sources casting doubt on the allegation that a shooting occured at that intersection?

inked said...

Wylie,
We did have at least two credible news organizations reporting a shooting at 8th & H.

Anonymous said...

Whew. Glad it didn't actually occur in our neighborhood. Property values are still safe!

SustainableDC said...

Uh...2:22:00pm....I'm pretty sure less than one block from the Argo is still "our neighborhood"...at least is is MINE. Bring back the registration please:).

inked said...

Sustainable,
That guy isn't a real commenter, just a troll. Ignore him.

Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought guns were illegal in DC. Oh I just remembered - they're criminals...

poo poo said...

funny. i had a neighbor that actually had a crossbow (arrow gun) because those are legal, and guns are not. i'm sure some of you may know him...

yeah, he was a public official.

anyway. it was a small one that you could hold with one hand. and it was powerful!

dunno what's worse.... guns, crossbows, knives, brass knuckles...

Anonymous said...

Surprise!

media assassin said...

Guns ars not illegal in DC anymore so law abiding citizens can protect themselves from idiots and morons.

Jiminy Cricket said...

You have to go through a licensing procedure to own a handgun in DC, but now it's legal. I have no idea how arduous the process is to get a license. I don't think you can sell guns in DC...or at least there are no gun stores in the city. Which will suck when the Zombie Apocalypse starts, because I'll have to bike to VA to get a gun from an abandoned store. Ha.

Anonymous said...

you can also own and operate what are considered "antique weapons" without permits. such as rifles from Korean war time etc. still deadly protection against home invasion...but no DC paperwork!